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Summer Term 2021

Medium Term Plan

If your child has to self-isolate, then please visit the Home Learning Page, to find a timetable of lessons to complete from home.

W/C 7th June

A great first week back after half term. We have got stuck in straight away, continuing where we left off! 

In maths, we have finished our work on Fractions with our end of unit tests! Next week we will be moving onto Measure and specifically focusing on time. If you would like to do some work on this with your child then please yake a look at the link below: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/summer-week-4-measurement-time/

In English, we have continued looking at 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick' by Chris Van Allsburg. We have developed our understanding of prepositions, adverbs and noun phrases, to write a variety of descriptions. We then had a go at writing a diary entry using the present perfect tense. 

In science, we have been learning about the human digestive system, looking at the different types of teeth and their functions. We then looked at the organs that make up the digestive system and how our bodies turn food into fuel for the body and how the things our body does not need is turned into urine and faeces. 

We have really enjoyed art this week, where we looked at watercolours. Once we knew how to use them correctly, we painted our Ancient Egyptian art, showing scenes of everyday life.  

W/C 24th May

A lovely end to the term in Year 3. We have continued to work really hard across all areas in the curriculum. We have had virtual parents evening this week, it was lovely to catch up with a lot of parents and tell them how hard everyone has been working. Well done!

In maths, we are coming to the end of fractions and this week have been comaring and ordering fractions. If your child requires some extra support with this, then please use the links below: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/summer-week-3-number-fractions/

In English, we have completed our DIRT Activity on our Big Write and have moved onto our new book; 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick' by Chris Van Allsburg. We have looked at some of the images from the book, and used our imaginations to desrcibe what sounds might be heard. We then worked on adding prepositions to create an atmosphere. To find out more about the story behind the book, click the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysteries_of_Harris_Burdick

 

In History, we learnt about the mummification process, answering the question; Why did the Ancient Egyptians Mummify thier dead? We created our own comic strip, on 'How to make a Mummy.' and we had a go at turning our friends into a mummy using toilet roll. which was great fun!

   

We have also enjoyed doing some art this week, to go alongside our previous learning of everyday life in Ancient Egypt. We looked at art work found on the walls of tombs, looking at the patterns, colours and images that were found. We then had a go at sketch our own version, which we will paint after half term!

W/C 17th May

The hard work has continued this week. In Maths, we have been learning how to find fractions of a number, by dividing by the denominator and multiplying by the numerator. We then moved onto equivalent fractions. For additional support with this topic, please click the links below: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/summer-week-2-number-fractions/

In English, we have editted our big write, with support from our peers. We then spent time publishing our stories, by writing them up in neat. Next week, we will be carrying out a DIRT activity to improve sections from our stories. 

We have enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians again this week, looking at what everyday life was like. We looked at some of the similarities to modern day life. We discovered, that images of everyday life in Ancient Egypt, were often painted onto the walls of the tombs of Pharaohs. We had a go at creating our own images of every day life in Ancient Egpyt, by sketching into our sketch books. We will look at painting techniques next week and have a go at painting our own. 

Why not watch this video to find out more https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/daily-life-in-ancient-egypt/zfhtscw

 

W/C 10th May

Another great week in Year 3! 

We have been working hard across all subjects. In maths, we have been focusing on tenths, understanding that a tenth is the same as dividing by 10, and that you can make a tenth by dividing a 1 digit number by 10. We have looked at counting forwards and backwards in tenths and introduced decimals. We now know that 1/10 os the same as 0.1. If your child need extra support with this then please click the link. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/summer-week-1-number-fractions/

In English, we have been busy writing our own twisted tale, based on Cinderella. We have been focusing on using similes, metaphors, abstract nouns, as well as adverbs and prepositions. 

We have continued our learning on Ancient Egypt, describing a variety of different artefacts. We worked to understand the importance of these, in understanding what life was like in Ancient Egypt. 

    

  

W/C 3rd May

A short week, with the Bank Holiday on Monday, I hope you all enjoyed the extra day off! 

We have finished the first unit of Fractions this week, completing a mini-assessment. All pupils did really well and we are now moving onto looking at tenths. Have a look at the link to support your child with next weeks learning. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/summer-week-1-number-fractions/

In English, we have been planning our own twisted tale, based on Cinderella and our twisted version 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We designed our own main character and used similes, metaphors and abstract nouns to describe them. 

We have been learning more about the River Nile this week, we learnt that it is 6,650 km long and passes through 10 different countries. We learnt about what the ancient Egyptians used the Nile for and why it was so important. 

W/C 26th April

Another great week in Year 3, the children have been working very hard!

In maths, we have continued our recap work on fractions. We can now find a half, a quarter and a third of a set of objects and shapes. We have extended our learning, by looking at equivalent fractions. How many equivalent fractions for 1 half can you come up with? Use the link to help you: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-11-number-fractions/

In English, we have now read to the end of 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We have been looking at inferences and justifications this week, focusing on the themes of the story. We have also looked at suffixes and tenses of verbs. 

In topic, we have started off by looking at Egypt as a country, using geographical langauge to describe where the country is. We looked at the climate, as well as the physical and human features. 

W/C 19th April

Welcome back! It was great to see everyone back after the Easter holidays. We have got stuck straight into this terms work!

In Maths, we have started our unit of work on Fractions. We have spent this week, recapping some of our previous learning from year 2, understanding how fractions are made up of equal parts and how to find half and a quarter of a set of objects and of numbers. To support your child with this learning, please click the links below. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-10-number-fractions/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-11-number-fractions/

In English, first we completed a DIRT activity, improving a section from our Non-Chronological report, Big Write. We were then introduced to our new book, by finding a message in a bottle! 

We used this message, to map out where the girl was taken and where she is heading! We wrote a short newspaper report about the discovery of the bottle. We then read the first few pages of our new book 'Cinderella of the Nile' by Beverley Naidoo, looking at the type of language used, such as Simile's and Metaphors. To support your child's understanding of Similes and Metaphors, click the link and what the BBC Bitesize video. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/z9tkxfr

We were introduced to our new topic this week, Ancient Egyptians. To kick start our learning, we used the Now, Press, Play equipment, to immerse ourselves into a story set in Ancient Egypt. The children throughly enjoyed this experience, which enabled them to pick up some of the key vocab and ideals from the time.